A blog about us. Human beings stationed on planet Earth. A blog about all of us. But more than a blog, a look at us. Who we are. What we do. How we live. What we know and what we don’t know, of which there is still so much. A look at the big stuff, and the small stuff. A look at what it means to be us. What it means to be a human stationed on planet Earth. This is a short video by World Teacher Jagad Guru on who are we and the real value of us?
A look back at the humans from the past, and a look around at the humans from now. What are we like, us humans? I aim to ask some questions.
And I invite you to accompany me on my journey of asking these questions – the real ones. Not asking them for rhetoric’s sake or for some form of pseudo-philosophical fulfillment, but asking the questions that need to be asked for life’s sake. Questions like the classic “Who am I?” or “Why am I here?” or even “What’s it all about?” I aim to explore the meaning of being human through the lens of ancient wisdom and philosophy, to stop for just a minute and think about things. To put away my smart phone, my checklists, my car keys, my commitments, and to just take stock of the world around me. Where are we at? Where are we headed? And why?
And through this journey of introspection, thoughtful analysis, and deeper inquiry, I intend to get to the bottom of these questions and hopefully, just maybe, glean a little more truth and happiness than can usually be found in today’s world. A world where we humans as a species are rapidly drifting apart while growing physically closer in proximity and population.
We need to stop and think about the bigger picture. What will happen in a world where a billion people can be together and yet each in their own worlds? What does it mean these days to be lonely? What does it mean to have friends? Where did all the simple pleasures go like family, friends, and helping others? As old ways die, so do simple truths of life, swept away on the information superhighway that is technology and ‘advancement’. But if this advance is really a step backwards, one has to wonder, are we really moving forward?
I certainly do.